The Institute for the Renewal of Christian Catechesis exists to serve the church by promoting biblical, historical, theological, and ecumenical approaches to catechesis.
We are a research and educational non-profit that seeks to promote catechetical teaching in local churches. Rooted in the Anglican tradition, and with an ecumenical scope, we are a meeting ground for pastors, educators, historians, theologians, and anyone else who desires to see Christians formed in the faith in a robust way.
Recent Blog Posts
Timothy O'Malley on teaching catechetics as a theological-pedagogical aesthetics and dramatics.
Ian Green on the three aspects of late-medieval and early-modern methods of catechizing
Zacharius Ursinus, one of the chief writers of the Heidelberg Catechism, on how the Catechism and Theology are prerequisites to reading Scripture.
The Preface to Calvin's Geneva Catechism gives insight into the Reformer's ecumenical aims.
Luther on avoiding the pride of thinking you can get "beyond" the catechism.
How did catechesis change in the fourth century?
Learning more from classical models of education, catechesis has for its aim contemplative, not practical ends.
What kind of education is catechesis? And what can we learn from the classical tradition?
Dorothy Sayers on the foolishness of saying doctrine doesn't matter. Also a testimony of the theological illiteracy she perceived already in the 1940s.